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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann

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The fictitious Band of David was a community of rebellious artists who fought the wishy-washy tastes of musical Philistines. Two of the band's supporting members were Robert Schumann and his wife Clara. She was the inspiration and he was the composer of a set of dances he called "Davidsbuendlertaenze." Richard Goode plays seven of the dances at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Mich.